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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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  Total
Respond.^
Lose weight Gain weight Stay the same weight Not doing anything about weight
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,878 1,874 48.5 46.3-50.7 140 4.3 3.4- 5.4 1,217 30.8 28.8-32.9 647 16.4 14.9-18.1
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 133 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 13.2 7.4-22.4
Cumberland 168 71 43.6 34.4-53.3 *** *** *** 59 27.5 20.3-36.0 33 24.9 16.6-35.5
Durham 154 *** *** *** *** *** *** 47 26.6 18.4-36.9 27 20.4 13.0-30.5
Forsyth 160 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 11.6 6.5-19.9
Gaston 142 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 12.8 7.1-21.9
Guilford 167 *** *** *** *** *** *** 55 34.8 25.2-45.9 20 12.3 7.4-19.7
Mecklenburg 191 80 50.0 40.4-59.6 *** *** *** 62 26.6 19.7-34.8 38 17.2 11.9-24.2
New Hanover 135 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 18.3 11.1-28.7
Union 136 *** *** *** *** *** *** 42 22.0 14.1-32.8 *** *** ***
Wake 213 112 49.8 42.0-57.6 *** *** *** 61 27.5 21.1-35.1 29 16.5 11.2-23.6
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,142 538 47.5 43.3-51.7 37 4.1 2.5- 6.7 377 32.2 28.4-36.3 190 16.2 13.4-19.5
Piedmont 2,271 1,120 49.8 46.8-52.8 83 4.3 3.2- 5.7 702 30.1 27.4-32.8 366 15.9 13.9-18.1
Western NC 465 216 44.2 38.2-50.4 *** *** *** 138 31.4 26.0-37.4 91 19.9 15.2-25.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 344 166 45.8 38.6-53.1 *** *** *** 97 31.1 24.5-38.4 67 18.8 13.5-25.6
Northwest 704 337 47.0 42.0-51.9 26 3.9 2.3- 6.5 212 31.8 27.3-36.6 129 17.4 13.9-21.6
Charlotte 648 304 50.4 44.3-56.6 25 4.9 2.9- 8.4 208 28.6 23.7-34.1 111 16.0 12.5-20.3
Greensboro 487 243 48.0 41.9-54.1 *** *** *** 154 32.7 27.1-38.9 71 15.8 12.0-20.6
Southern Regional 554 263 48.5 42.1-55.1 *** *** *** 183 31.6 26.0-37.7 95 17.4 12.7-23.3
Southeast 235 111 46.4 37.7-55.3 *** *** *** 81 38.3 29.7-47.7 34 12.3 8.1-18.3
Wake 509 266 50.4 44.8-55.9 16 4.3 2.4- 7.5 151 28.7 23.9-34.0 76 16.7 12.8-21.4
Area L & Eastern 397 184 47.7 41.3-54.2 *** *** *** 131 30.5 24.8-36.8 64 15.9 11.8-21.0

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2013
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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